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What a Wonderful Place (2005)

Eize Makom Nifla (original title)
Sergey works for Franko and is responsible for the girls, Franko pays him to watch the girls. Sergey does not treat them very well.


Eyal Halfon


Eyal Halfon
9 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Uri Gavriel ... Franco
Evelyn Kaplun ... Jana
Avi Oriah Avi Oriah ... Zeltzer
Yossi Graber ... Mr. Aloni
Yoav Hayt ... Yoav Aloni
Raymond Bagatsing ... Eddie Longo
Chedpong Laoyant Chedpong Laoyant ... Vissit
Marina Shoif ... Julia
Evelin Hagoel ... Ahuva
Gilya Stern ... Tova
Mymy Davao ... Nenny Longo
Dvir Benedek ... The Boss
Michael Rozhetsky Michael Rozhetsky ... Sergey
Olga Titov Olga Titov ... Hollywood Girl
Julia Talis Julia Talis ... Anna
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poignant and funny, intelligent and moving
7 October 2006 | by doskoSee all my reviews

A great film, with excellent actors. A "mosaic" with a number of plots skilfully joined together (maybe the way they do is a bit unrealistic, but strange things do happen in real life). The topic (the hardship of immigrants' life, prostitution, addiction to gambling etc.) may be off-putting, but surprisingly the filmmakers use it to prove that one can remain humane in inhumane conditions. Even the most likable characters here have their "flaws", which makes them believable. We relate to them and attach to them emotionally - this is why the film "stays" with you long after you leave the cinema. An eye-opener for those who don't care much about all those foreigners from poorer countries who are "mushrooming" in their affluent ones. The problem is I'm not sure if such people would be interested in seeing such a movie, but I do hope so.

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Release Date:

22 September 2005 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

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